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KOOIJ

Zaandam, The Netherlands

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Dutch designer DIRK VAN DER KOOIJ (b. 1983) is best known for his playful extrusions of recycled plastic. Holding the attitude of craftsman-inventor, he marries hand and machine to redeem the ultimate imitator. In 2011, the pioneering Endless Chair won acclaim as the first piece of furniture to be constructed from low-resolution 3D printing. Buzzing with texture and refined obsessively, the chair established an unforeseen relationship between craft and plastic. Gifting warmth and specificity to this ubiquitous material, Kooij objects nestle between the possibilities of the hand and the impossibilities of the machine. Items from the Kooij collection have been acquired by the Stedelijk Museum, MoMA, Centre Georges Pompidou, Vitra Design Museum, The National Museum, Oslo, and the Design Museum in London.

SELECTED WORKS:

CHUBBY CHAIR

CHUBBY CHAIR

CHUBBY CHAIR

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CHUBBY CHAIR

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CHUBBY CHAIR

CHUBBY CHAIR

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CHUBBY CHAIR

CHUBBY CHAIR

KOOIJ

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